Protection plans for a precious stretch of sea

The Government has announced that an important stretch of sea off the Sussex coast will go forward for consideration as a Marine Conservation Zone.

A raft race from the past. This year's spectacular event takes place on Sunday, July 1. Photograph by James McCauley

Safety measures in place to avoid repeat of raft race injuries

Organisers of this year’s 43rd annual charity raft race from Lewes to Newhaven have sought to reassure would-be rafters of its safety, adding it is not too late to enter the event.

The picturesque downland village of Firle

Village’s bid to be a clean energy beacon

Firle is striving to end its dependence on fossil fuels and become the first village in the country to be completely powered by clean energy.

Congratulations from The Queen ... Tony Peakall in his purple neckerchief

Centenarian recalls watching cricket greats in their pomp

A commemorative wooden plate made for him by grateful German civilians at the end of the Second World War is one of Tony Peakall’s most precious possessions.


Police respond to multiple reports of suspected drink-driver

Police are appealing for information following five separate reports of a suspected drink-driver.

Photograph by Daniel Moon

Lifeboat goes to the rescue of pleasure boat stranded on rocks

Newhaven Lifeboat went to the rescue of a vessel stranded on rocks on Sunday (June 10).

The scene at the petrol station on the A27 near Lewes. Photographs by Eddie Mitchell

‘Failed brakes’ blamed as car overturns at petrol station

A driver had a lucky escape after she crashed and overturned her car at a petrol station.

Jeremy John Penfold acted 'callously and shamelessly'

‘Jet ski’ crook ordered to pay back £25k to his victims

A conman builder who lived the high life at his victims’ expense has been ordered to pay back £25,000 of his ill-gotten gains – or face more jail time.

Richard Durrant. Picture by Kris Pawlowski

Guitarist Richard Durrant brings strings to Sussex

Shoreham-based concert guitarist and composer Richard Durrant has been touring the UK in 2018 as part of his Stringhenge album launch.

La Luna d'Estate by Anita Klein

Anita Klein’s art captures small and precious moments at Ditchling exhibition

Anita Klein – These Fleeting Days is an exhibition at The Jointure Studios, 11 South Street, Ditchling, running from June 21-24.

Think Floyd

ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS: Friday to Thursday, June 15-21

Concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and stand-up comedy gigs across Sussex

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Keeping people up-to-date with events in Russia

Flying the flags ... spectacular World Cup display in village

As the World Cup 2018 gets under way in Russia today (Thursday, June 14) one fan has been marking the football feast on a grand scale.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Ten things to see in Sussex, Friday to Thursday, June 15-21

Wondering what do over the next seven days? Here are ten of the best events.

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Photograph by Dan Jessup

Police name motorcyclist killed in crash tragedy

A motorcyclist tragically killed in a collision in Hooe has been formally identified by police.

Pedal power ... a fun way to get about

Bike hire initiative to explore the Sussex countryside

It is far more fun and environmentally-friendly exploring the Wealden countryside on two wheels instead of four.

Gerald Moore as a child actor with Thora Hird in 'Went The Day Well?' (1942)

Death of wildlife park pioneer at 92

A service of thanksgiving for the life of a surgeon whose life spanned ownership of a Sussex mansion, the stage, sculpture and painting was held in Devon in April.

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield

MP spotlights breast screening appointments error

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has discovered 277 women aged 68-71 in the Lewes constituency were not sent their final breast screening appointment.

Road closures were lifted at 3.20pm. Photograph by Dan Jessup

Witnesses sought to fatal collision between car and motorcycle

A motorcyclist has died after a collision on the A259 yesterday (Thursday, June 7).

More homage than handbook: Author Jack Arscott

Runner’s love affair with the South Downs

A book charting a local man’s love affair with running on the South Downs has been released.

Lucie Jones in Legally Blonde The Musical. Picture by Robert Workman

Lucie Jones talks about playing a happy-go-lucky heroine in Legally Blonde The Musical

Lucie Jones reckons we all need a little bit more Elle Woods in our lives.

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